Lynn Rossy, PhD
Executive Director, Tasting Mindfulness
AAOHN 1.05 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0
Almost everyone has underlying challenges with eating and body image and for many these difficulties can result in emotional distress, obesity, and other eating-related health problems. Diets that focus on weight loss have not been shown to be effective in the long term and may even contribute to weight gain and greater despair. Taking a more holistic approach, a comprehensive mindful eating program can help people end overeating and make friends with their bodies by using the skill of awareness to manage their emotions and guide their behavior. In this session, learn the major components of Eat for Life, a program of mindful eating developed by the presenter for a workplace wellness program. Learn and utilize each element of the BASICS of mindful eating in an eating exercise. Discuss the commonly reported challenges in learning mindful eating. There will be a combination of lecture, mindful eating, and guided meditation.
Lynn Rossy, PhD, is regarded as an expert in the field of mindfulness-based interventions for stress, eating, and workplace wellness. She authored the book, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution, which was named one of Mindful.org’s Top Ten Mindfulness Books of 2016. Dr. Rossy spent much of her career at the University of Missouri directing the activities of the Mindfulness Practice Center and Healthy for Life, the wellness program for faculty and staff. In 2016, Dr. Rossy was hired as the Director of Integrated Wellness for Veterans United Home Loans, a company that was nominated #27 of 100 Best Companies overall and #9 Best Workplace for Millennials by Fortune in 2017. Her job entailed offering mindfulness-based interventions and creating interest for the development of their new Mind Body Studio. She is the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, a company offering mindfulness practices to the workplace and beyond. She can be reached via her website, www.lynnrossy.com.